Devon and Somerset get connected to superfast broadband
Connecting Devon and Somerset, a broadband rollout scheme
organised by local authorities, has been working hard on
rolling out speedy internet as soon as possible after signing a
deal with BT at the end of January this year.
The 94m pledged investment from local councils, central
government and BT seems to be paying off, as the rollout has begun
ahead of schedule. The first fibre broadband cabinets are already
installed in Sticklepath and Bradford on Tone, and homes &
businesses in these areas can now enjoy faster internet acess for
everything from work to homework and streaming or downloading
Up to 700,000 residents and 26,000 businesses could benefit from
the rollout when it is completed by the end of 2020. Further
rollouts are planned in Monkton Heathfield, Creech St
Michael, Bishops Lydeard, Moretonhampstead and Holsworthy before
next year, which will mean that 15,000 premises in Devon and
Somerset will have high speed broadband by 2014.
By the end of 2016, Connecting Devon and Somerset aims to
provide superfast broadband in at least 91 per cent of local
properties, with total coverage by 2020.